Sibling Rivalry and Caregiving

  How to handle past rivalries so your parents’ care doesn’t suffer.   The best thing about having a sibling is that you have someone who knows every part of your history and childhood. They’ve literally known you since day one. Unfortunately, they also know which buttons to push and are either so much like ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers This Week

  Caregiving is a full-time job, which is incredibly difficult if you already have a full-time job and a family to raise. When you are already pressed for time, finding information on caregiving or issues important to your senior parent’s health is challenging, so here is my roundup of my favorite caregiving content I discovered ...

Get your Senior Parents Tech Savvy

  If your parents are over 80, chances are, they never used a computer in the workplace, however, that doesn’t mean that they can’t learn basic computer skills to open a new world to them. Being able to connect with people online will help reduce loneliness, which impacts their physical and mental well-being. But how can ...

Is Your Senior Parent’s Home Safe?

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  Have you looked at your elderly parent’s home safety with a fresh eye recently? What changes can you make to provide a safer living environment for them?   My son’s school recently got a new principal and in the 16 days he has been on their campus, he has made changes to aesthetics that ...

Is it a Medical Issue or Just Age?

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    As we get older, we expect that our body may not work as well as when we were in our 20s. So, how do we know when an ailment or annoyance is more than just “getting old?” How do you know if the body aches are more than just old bones or the ...

Top 5 Stories for Caregivers this Week

    There are approximately 44 million caregivers in the U.S. today. Balancing the demands of caregiving with the needs of work or children makes it is difficult for caregivers to get the help they need. I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite caregiver articles for the week so you don’t have to search for them. ...

Getting Past Overwhelm

Getting Past Overwhelm
  How to Stop the Constant Busy-ness and Practice Self-Care   Almost three years ago, I had just had my youngest son and was really struggling with my health. I have an autoimmune disease and take immune system suppressors to manage my condition, however, during my pregnancy, I went off my medication. I was in ...

Balancing Caregiving Tasks with Your Family’s Needs

  One of the most difficult caregiving issues – outside of the actual caregiving tasks – is finding a way to balance caring for your elderly parent’s needs with your immediate family’s needs, particularly if you have children in the home. You’ve heard the term “sandwich generation,” but the full impact of that role is ...